- AliveCor, the Silicon Valley-based maker of the $99 Kardia Mobile, a portable electrocardiogram device, is now betting that artificial intelligence will help doctors monitor patients’ heart conditions.
- The company, which is led by former Microsoft and Google exec Vic Gundotra, on Thursday unveiled Kardia Pro, a platform that connects doctors and patients.
- Dr. Karlsberg, who sits on AliveCor’s medical advisory board, says that in the future, the Kardia Pro platform could help detect other cardiac conditions.
- AliveCor, which was founded in 2010, raised its profile when Gundotra, a Google executive who led the company’s unsuccessful bid to build a social networking platform that would compete with Facebook, joined as CEO in 2015.
- Gundotra often compares the impact of the company’s Kardia Mobile device, about half the size of a credit card and only a few millimeters in thickness, to the widespread availability of the thermometer more than a century ago.
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